My buddies Dan and Ben — tow-headed twin brothers raised in the Boston suburbs — have been talking the usual amount of smack about how great the Red Sox are and how unfortunate it is that not everyone can be a Red Sox fan.
They’ve been particularly pumped about how good Curt Schilling has looked so far this season (2 games, 2 wins, 1.93 ERA and 9 K). Dan points out that it’s not just what Schilling is doing, but what he’s saying:
“This has been almost two years since I’ve felt even remotely close to this. This is what I felt like in 2002.” — The Schill
Dan posted that quote on our fantasy league bulletin board, as conclusive evidence that Schilling will win the Cy Young, the Sox will win the pennant and the Democrats will take back the house.
Fortunately, our buddy and fellow fantasy league competitor Paul responded with a bit of perspective, in the form of a list of things that Schilling was saying at this time last year, right before his ankle collapsed under the weight of beer gut. Here’s the list:
“I feel good, I’m as ready as I can be.”
“But physically I don’t have any questions in my mind about how I’m going to do or how I’m going to feel. I’m ready to go.”
“I’m ready to pitch, I feel like I did what I needed to do to get ready. I’m just ready”